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India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 30, 2015
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) party today opposed the decision of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat for Sikhs, to pardon Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of blasphemy charges, saying the Dera chief does not deserve exoneration.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Accusing the Sikh clergy of bowing before Akali Dal leaders, particularly of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, radical Sikh leaders today tore a copy of the Akal Takht's order "pardoning" Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to register their protest.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 28, 2015
Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect, whose chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was pardoned by the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs the Akal Takht, today asked its followers to withdraw criminal cases lodged against Sikhs.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
Amidst strong objection by Sikh leaders to the pardon granted to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by the Sikh faith's highest temporal seat, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) today urged the community to accept the decision, saying that the Akal Takht's supremacy cannot be challenged.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
A section of Sikh leaders are unhappy over the pardoning of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, calling the move politically motivated as well as a betrayal with their community.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 24, 2015
The Akal Takht -- the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion - today said it has pardoned Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following a written apology from him.
Delhi News | NDTV.com | Wednesday September 16, 2015
The premiere of controversial religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's film MSG-2 has created traffic snarls across Gurgaon near Delhi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
A case was registered on Friday against Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan and his two aides for allegedly abducting a woman who had gone to his Sirsa ashram to attend the satsang, police said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 13, 2015
'MSG: The Messenger of God' starring Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the controversial chief of the religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, today released in cinema halls and multiplexes in Haryana and Chandigarh amid tight security.
India News | Sunday February 8, 2015
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today ruled out the possibility of forming a political party.
Delhi News | Reported by Anand Kumar Patel, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday February 5, 2015
The BJP has a pledge of support for Saturday's Delhi elections from the Dera Sacha Sauda, a sect in neighbouring Haryana headed by the controversial Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Wednesday February 4, 2015
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has declined to stay the release of controversial film 'MSG: The Messnger of God', starring Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda.
Sunday January 18, 2015
"The screening of the film is likely to evoke strong emotional reactions leading to public display of conflicting emotions. The government cannot allow the chain of actions and reactions to pose a threat to peace and social harmony of the state," a press statement from the government
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Saturday January 17, 2015
The Punjab government today decided to ban with immediate effect the screening of the controversial film "MSG: The Messenger of God" in view of reports of tension in several parts of the state and outside over trailers of the movie which stars Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 18, 2015
As nine more members of the Censor Board resigned protesting against alleged interference by the government, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Arun Jaitley today firmly rejected the charges, saying the "NDA government maintains an arm's length distance" from the functioning of the panel.
India News | Reported by Anand Kumar Patel | Friday January 16, 2015
Gurmeet Ram Rahim is the 47-year-old leader of the Dera Dera Sacha Sauda organisation in Haryana, which describes itself as a social welfare and spiritual organisation with millions of followers in India and abroad.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Puja Talwar, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Friday January 16, 2015
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 47, arrived on a Harley Davidson motorbike at the Gurgaon venue where his controversial film MSG, 'The Messenger of God' was to premiere this evening and announced that it would not be screened after all.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Friday January 16, 2015
MSG: The Messenger of God is a Punjabi film that features self-styled spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Anand Kumar Patel; edited by Mala Das | Friday January 16, 2015
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda, a sect in Haryana, today addressed the media amid protests in cities in north India, including Delhi, against the go-ahead given for the release of controversial film "MSG, The Messenger of God" starring him.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Friday January 16, 2015
Amid a massive row, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of the religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda in Haryana, will address the press this afternoon, before a controversial film that he stars in is screened in Gurgaon, adjacent to Delhi.
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Monday December 22, 2014
The controversial leader of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, has starred in a film that some Sikh bodies say should be banned as it could cause trouble in Punjab.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 26, 2012
Curfew was relaxed in Haryana's Sirsa town on Monday by the district administration to enable residents buy essential commodities.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 25, 2012
Curfew continued to remain in force on Sunday in Haryana's Sirsa, with paramilitary forces conducting flag marches in the town, where clash between followers of Dera Sacha Sauda and a group of Sikhs left 12 persons injured.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 29, 2012
Though the Akali Dal and the Congress are both claiming to form the next government in Punjab this time, the key to electoral victory in the state lies in the hands of Bahujan Samaj Party and BJP on the one hand and the tilt of Dera Sacha Sauda followers on the other.